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SHANKLAND, Peter. Byron of the Wager. London : Collins, 1975. Advance Uncorrected Proof. Pp. (12),13-282,(4). 8vo, printed red card covers, black lettering to front cover, blank spine. "The wreck of the Wager stands next to the mutiny on the Bounty as one of the most powerful stories in the history of the sea. The Wager, a 40-gun ship, was detailed to accompany Anson in his famous voyage of circumnavigation in 1740 in search of Spanish treasure ships. In the terrible weather rounding the Horn she was parted from her companions and driven ashore on the Pacific coast of Tierra del Fuego... Hardly had the survivors scrambled ashore on the southern tip of the vast empty sub continent before they were split into at least three factions..." - from the dustjacket of the first edition. Cocked, faint soiling to covers, else good. 20.00
Title: Byron of the Wager. English Proof.
Publisher: Collins, London, 1975,:
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